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contravention of the fourth amendment and complete contravention of the law at that time. as i'm sure and many of my colleagues will certainly recall this was revealed to the american public four years later when it was reported in "the new york times" in 2005. and in response after years of back and forth contentious debate, congress passed the fisa amendments act, the bill that we are considering on this floor today. we're considering a reauthorization. this law gave the government new surveillance authorities, but it also included a sunset provision to ensure that congress examines where the law is working and the way it was intended. now, the debate we're having right now on this floor is that reexamination. i will just note that i think it's unfortunate that we're doing this at the last second. we have known that this intelligence law is going to expire for years. it was laid out for a multiyear span. and certainly, it is irresponsible for this chamber to be debating this bill under a falsely created pressure that it needs to be done without any amendments in order to match the bill from
or not they should pay the bills that they've already wracked up through the laws they passed. let me repeat, we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. people will remember back in 2011, the last time this course of action was threatened, our entire recovery was put at risk. consumer confidence plunged, business investment plunged, growth dropped. we can't go down that path again. >> the president draws a line on one of the upcoming fights. joining us now is mike allen to review a little bit about what happened yesterday. mike, we were not sure there would be a vote at some point. obviously the house felt a bit jammed by the senate. did mitch mcconnell jam john boehner and force boehner's hand? >> he didn't force boehner's hand, but he did step up in a way that boehner didn't. people will tell you on capitol hill boehner's nerve never looked weaker, here's why. for most of the day
they were only for the rich. now, for 98% of americans, the bush tax cuts are permanent law. permanency is something that he sought early on but he couldn't get it done with the g.o.p. ruling the house and the senate. there are not a lot of tasty morsels -- >> bob: so why do republicans run on the sword of taxes? it wasn't spending. it was on taxes. i don't know why they made at it big deal then. >> dana: i don't know. >> eric: we're getting tweeted and facebook from the right saying what did they do? what did boehner and the right do? >> kimberly: i have to tell you i don't think anybody is happy with the deal with the hardcore political constituencies on each sized. people are displeased. conservatives are upset, saying it opportunity affect the debt ceiling. it doesn't put a lid on the out-of-control reckless spending, titlements, all of that. they have to live it with. better than anything. but not what they stood on for principle. that is the problem. >> eric: what happened? literally for months we have been talking about this. last minute late, they decide they have a deal that do
. in his first national address since signing the constitution into law, morsi called for unity in the aftermath of egypt's divisive referendum. >> because of this result, in order to build the nation, we must all come to gather, which is why dialogue has become a necessity we cannot do without. we all seek within this framework a dialogue of national unity over issues we face in the future. >> president morsi spoke after egypt's upper house of parliament held its first session following the constitution's passage. egyptian opposition leaders have vowed to continue their protest against morsi, calling the constitution process unfair and too skewed toward islam is rules. at a news conference, a spokesperson called for a new demonstration january 25, the second anniversary of the egyptian revolution. >> the front reiterate its rejection of occurred formation of the upper house of parliament and the politics of distributing bribes and the spoils of battle and in sincere dialogue that has now been taking place for some time at the presidency, which is a dialogue through submission t
-tv 11 news. >> a number of other new laws go into effect today. current city officials will get an extra year in office. a parent or guardian can freeze credit reports to protect kids from identity theft. they hope it can protect foster children. for more on all the new laws, you can visit our website, >> fireworks and parties unfolded all around the world. >> kurt gregory takes a look at new year's around the world. >> the first major city to celebrate 23 was in new zealand. in australia, a fireworks display dazzled hundreds of thousands in sydney where an estimated 1 billion people watching on tv. a large crowd in china. in tokyo, monks rang bells to cleanse sins. letting loose and dancing their way into 2013. more than 100,000 soldiers serving in afghanistan. in central russia, these brave took an icy dept the water temperature was 37 degrees. the world's tallest building set the stage for a giant celebration. tens of thousands celebrated at the eiffel tower. big ben rang out the old and rang and the new. the tradition continued in the big apple. tens of thousands we
. they still have to weigh in on this before the bill becomes law. senate leaders from both parties said inaction, though, is not an option. >> i hope the new year will bring a new willingness on the part of the house republicans to join democrats in the difficult but rewarding work of government. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone, but we all knew that if we did nothing, they'd be going up on everyone today. >> luke russert is nbc's capitol hill correspondent. happy new year to you, my friend. >> reporter: happy new year to you, chris. you're certainly chirpy this morning. 5-hour energy going strong. >> i've never had so much coffee in a single two-hour period in my life. all right, it's been an exhausting 24 hours. weren't we just talking a few hours ago? bring us up to speed. where are we now? what happens next? >> reporter: well, we did pass the bill just a few hours ago in the early mornings of january 1st, and within that bill, take a look at what americans are waking up to today on the first day of 2013. if you make $400,000 or below or $450,000 or below as a cou
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hospitalized in november for treatment of bronchitis-related cough. and in our nation's capital, law i can makers meeting outside of cameras and microphones, so we don't know whatey they are saying, but we know they arote negotiating. coming up with ways to prevent tax hikes and spending cuts if no deal is reached before then. mitch mcconnell telling us they have been going back and forth all day and talks are continuing into the evening. no major progress though yet to report. and that is how fox reports on this saturday, december 29th. i'mm harris falkner. tomorrow, tune in for a specialal two-hour fox report as the fiscal cliff deadline nears on the eve of the last stock market day of theae year. we will be all over it with deadlines and they are trying to get a vote, something together. "huckabee" starts now. >> this week on the journal editorial report. a look back at the year that was and what is ahead for 2013. 2012 was a tough year for conservatives on the national level, but in the states, some hopeful signs of reform, and looking forward, is the economy headed for rebound orie se
. they exchanged vows just after midnight when the new law took effect. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. >> after nine years it's all good. >> voters approved it in nova long with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed
killings, but he says he needs more help from the community. >> law enforcement is not going to solve the gang problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to solve the gun problem in chicago. law enforcement is not going to fix the educational system or the poverty rate or any of those other things. >> get close to home now, starting to get late, boys. >> reporter: one thing we noticed was the amount of children on the streets after dark. >> you guys about to go in the house, right? we got to get them home where the parents can help us a lot. >> we need the parents to step up a little bit more and take ownership sincerely of their children and raise them a little bit better. >> stay here. >> reporter: at one point they pull over two men driving a car with illegal tailpipes. >> you got a license. >> they approach with caution and end up being clean, no tattoos, just two young men out trying to have a good time. the men may feel like they're being harassed. leo and jose it's a part of the job. >> overall, we do a good job as a police department and our numbers although they might h
before the health care law kicks in. so, we are moving in that direction, particularly in the entitlement state. not reforming it, but actually expanding it. >> aen what happened this year was the supreme court helping this along, you have the justices essentially rewrite legislation changing the plain text that congress passed in order to declare obamacare constitutional, which is a little scary, that that highest justices in the land would take that sort of activist role and you mentioned france, dan, that's scary. the back drop of this whole presidential year is europe. we know where the path leads. and the turmoil and welfare states and how unsustainability and the high unemployment that comes with them and that was the back drop of our presidential campaign. >> paul: okay, the voters said, yeah, we're going to keep moving in that direction, kim. i mean, how, what do you think the electorate is here, behind the choices that jason just suggested they might be? >> barack obama won this election by very effectively making this a referendum about his opponent, mitt romney. so if you went
the bills that they've already wracked up through the laws that they passed. let me repeat, we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic, far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. people will remember back in 2011 the last time this course of action was threatened, our entire recovery was put at risk, consumer confidence plunged, business investment plunged, the growth dropped. we can't go down that path again. >> while the president says that he won't negotiate, there is another battle brewing in washington, it's been tweeted the gop and its far right tea party members, republicans breaking ranks with their house majority leader eric cantor to vote for a plan, 85 house republicans voted for the deal, 151 republicans voted against the deal, including cantor, and that didn't sit well with the tea party. amy kremer tweeted this "i'm extremely disgusted with what happened in the house tonight. there will be consequences."
him before i do, you tell him i'm bringing his brother in and he'll enforce the law no matter who gets hurt. come on, scotty. are y'all willing to go along with the plan? you can count me in, roy. nelly bell and me will be raring to go. i'd give every ounce of dust i ever dug to put that thievin' coyote on the ground. i understand how you feel, scotty. we'll just let the law take of blodgett and his boys. what do you say we turn in? you've had a pretty rough day. that i have, lad. evenin', randal. you got a lot of gall, coming in here. oh, now take it easy, randel. i came to give myself up. i'll stand a deal with my partners. here's my gun. sorry to do this to you again, randal. you and i just happen to be at opposite sides of the law right now. get over there. ♪ ♪ nice going, hank. yeah, we thought you'd never make it. get in there. tie him up and gag him. ♪ ♪ boy, just hate to do this to you again, randal. you can understand our position. ♪ ok let's go! ♪ you got here at the right time, hank. they're taking the old man to the rail head this m
that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed. >> so he's drawn the line. i mean, what are they saving over on the republican side? >> well, certainly i don't think republicans would agree with that at all. in fact, keeping the debt ceiling out of this deal was one of the few wins for republicans and they see the ability to use that ceiling again as leverage to get the kind of spending cuts they say are needed to get the deficit under control and that was part of the negotiating position, you know, that mitch mcconnell took when he came in and worked a deal with joe biden, that they didn't put this in there. and that was a win for republicans. it's going to be tough for the president. >> here's what new york congressman steve israel said about not just the debt ceiling but all three of these imminent deadlines. this was a little earlier this morning. >> if we can find republicans to join with us and quit playing games with the debt ceiling and quit this roadrunner mentality of finding a cliff in every episode of congress, i think we can get this done. >> the republicans
but windy. a balmy 81 in miami. >> sounds nice. >> coming up the new laws that hit the books when the strucloc struck midnight. >>> how did your 401(k) do for the year the report card is straight ahead. >>> plus, is it the end of a pop era? we'll tell you that you might have heard the last of "gangnam style." ♪ >>> welcome back. it was a good finish for the year on wall street. the dow had its best new year's ever session gaining 166 points and ending the year up 7.3%. the nasdaq picked up 59 points. it soared 16% this past year. investors were encouraged by signs of a deal on the fiscal cliff talks and we will know later today if that happened for sure. >>> gasoline prices, also soared this past year to their highest ever. aaa says the average price is $3.29 a gallon. that is less than the two cents higher than it was a year ago. but gas was 65 cents a gallon more last april, almost $4, the low came 12 days ago. >>> and the new year brings a standoff over health care coverage. the craft store chain hobby lobby could face fines as much as $1.3 million a day starting today in a b
. and a provision in the law which was added by senator schumer of new york years ago which helps working families to pay for college education, that too was included in this measure. so from a working family perspective, there are many good and important elements that were included in this measure. we also considered a lot of other tax measures, some of which i liked and some i didn't like. one of them in particular, the estate tax, is a tax that is widely misunderstood. this is a tax which applies to the very, very small fraction of a percentage of american families that when the breadwinner passes away have a valuable estate that can be subject to federal taxation. it is a very small percentage. some 3% might be affected by an estate tax and at the higher levels that we've discussed in our debate on this issue, less than 1% of estates end up paying any tax whatsoever into the federal government. the republicans insisted on a provision which senator kyl of arizona had been championing for years which would raise the exemption for states to over $5 million, which means a $5 million -- $5.1 millio
. it was prostitution. i don't exaggerate. there was a local law that said you could not have a house of prostitution or a place that served alcohol within so many feet of a school. once when it was determined that one of the clubs was in violation of the law, they moved the school." it says a lot about searchlight. it also says a lot about the circumstances that he faced growing up. he made the most of what he had. between hitchhiking more than 40 miles and staying with extended relatives, harry was able to attend basic high school, the nearest high school to searchlight. while at basic high in henderson, he met two people who dramatically changed his life. landra gould. she became his wife of 50 years and counting. and michael callahan, a coach, teacher, mentor and friend. harry reid said of michael callahan, he was the toughest man he ever met. harry reid played high school baseball with ray martinez who would become his chief of staff, donnie wilson who would also go to work for reid in washington. mr. president, i once invited ernie banks to my office. i invited harry reid, former baseball playe
this shows a lack of judgment by the newspaper, and i think that we should not be stigmatizing every law-abiding gun owner out there and i think particularly after newtown, let's engage in a conversation about sensible policies that going owners, including probably many of these people whose names were printed in the paper and most americans agree on, like background checks for all gun sales and getting military style assault weapons off the streets and other sensible policies. >> the interesting thing about this, apparently these gun permits are for handguns only because you can't find out who owns let's say a semiautomatic assault rifle. those things aren't made public. why is that? >> well, that is a serious problem, the gun lobby has exerted its pressure to keep a lot of very important crime gun data secret, for example, there are restrictions which now prevent us from finding out which gun dealers supply most crimin criminals. gun lobbyists shut it down with friends in congress which protects corrupt gun dealers. most law-abiding gun dealers would like to expose the bad ones. >> so
and better from my perspective, he's not the nominee to begin with. >> rush limbaugh did call a law student a slut and a prostitute for wanting to have insurance covered for her contraception. i presume you wouldn't view what as absurd or entertaining, you'd view that as pretty offensive. >> of course not. of course, as i said before. i want to spend my time talking about how we can grow the economy. what i'd like to talk about which is offensive, which is governor romney out there for almost a year telling the people in the republican primary that he never advocated that romneycare would be a federal model, that he never advocated for an individual mandate that government at the federal level require people to buy insurance. now we find on several occasions just in the past week article after article, interview after interview where governor romney did just that in 2009. now, to me that's offensive. >> is he a liar then? >> well, this goes to the snobbish issue, which is he clearly did not tell the truth, that you don't necessarily go and, you know, accuse the person on a personal level, y
this is putting the law in place and geek getting the mechanism to secure infrastructure financing proceeds and a lot of credit goes to bran son and many of my preed says cor and is monique moyer that has gotten us to this point and right now we are looking to the establish a policy with the board of supervisors that gives us a -- to support this before looking at any particular project. we have present proposed policy to the capital planning committee on november 19th and we will go back for action this month and we are looking to the bring the city policy to the board of interferes in early 2013 and so as brad said i'll go over the policy and then brad will go over three major projects that we are proposing the use of i f d for. and so the port commission is very well aware in 1969, we got our 54 piers nine react activated and we have an extraordinarily large deferred maintenance problem in the magnitude of $2.2 million and what the port earned as an enterprise is not enough to deal with the assets and the defined problems and so one of our major strategies that the port has initiated i
. >> our thanks to anna for that report. >>> with the new year comes new laws. from marijuana to marriage and so much more. a look at what's legal and what's not in 2013. >>> all right. everybody. time to get ready for the week ahead. tomorrow lawmakers are expected to vote on the fiscal cliff. the question is, will they? without a deal, households will have to shell out more in taxes. on average about $3,500 more a year. >>> also monday, yay, new year's eve. catch live celebrations from around the world right here on cnn. our very own anderson cooper and comedian kathy griffin live in times square. >>> tuesday, sleep in, it's 2013. the first day of the new year. wednesday is really the interesting big day to watch because if we go off the cliff, $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts. they'll take effect. one part of the fiscal cliff that everyone agrees on is avoiding going over the cliff. we could see the reaction on wednesday, especially see the reaction if we do go over the cliff with the markets. now, on thursday, it's also a busy day because in washington, the 113th congress is g
of the toughest laws on the books. but the chicago police department says 87% of the homicides this year are a result of gun violence. so let's talk. joining me tonight for this conversation, tio hardiman. and harold pollack joins us as well. welcome, gentlemen. first to you mr. pollack. what is the problem? is it guns, gang, both? what is it? >> i think that everything you mentioned is a problem. but i think that the immediate problem is getting a better handle on illegal guns. many of the murders that take place involve 18-year-old kids dealing with each other, having normal 18-year-old conflicts. and then you introduce a gun to that. and someone ends up dead. i think that helping kids deal with those conflicts more productively but also doing everything we can to deal with those illegal guns is critical to bringing the homicide rate down. >> this is exactly what cease-fire deals with, especially the gang issue. and you know from experience, you know this well. before i talk to you, do you remember back in 2009 in the summer, this was right after 2008 when it was high. you and i went a
. or is it a gun problem? the city has some of the toughest laws on the books. but the chicago police department says 87% of the homicides this year are a result of gun violence. so let's talk. joining me tonight for this conversation, t.o. hardiman. and harold pollock joins us as well. welcome, gentlemen. what is the problem? is it guns, gang, both? what is it? >> i think that everything you mentioned is a problem. but i think that the immediate problem is getting a better handle on illegal guns. many of the murders that take place involve 18-year-old kids dealing with each other, having normal 18-year-old conflicts. and then you introduce a gun to that. and someone ends up dead. i think that helping kids deal with those conflicts more productively but also doing everything we can to deal with those illegal guns is critical to bringing the homicide rate down. >> this is exactly what cease-fire deals with, especially the gang issue. and you know from experience, you know this well. before i talk to you, do you remember back in 2009 in the summer, this was right after 2008 when it was high. you a
's for it to be approved and signed into law. today's the 27th. the senate comes back in session today, the house is in pro-forma so it probably will not do any work. you only have a few days left for lawmakers to make a deal -- ink a deal. the president took off last night from hawaii, but there's a five-hour time difference. time is working against these lawmakers. they will have to figure out something if they want to do anything before new year's. it seems quite likely that we are going to go over this cliff and that whatever happens is going to have to be resolved after january 1. it has been looking like that before the holiday, but certainly now, particularly if you remember for congress broke for the christmas break, speaker raynor was not able to get the backup plan through his caucus, so there was no pressure on democrats to try to counter that immediately. senate democrats saying we passed a bill that raises tax rates on incomes over $250,000, we ran on this and this is what we are offering. house republicans were saying, no, we want to negotiate something, figure it out and send it to us. someo
. wyatt andrews now with that. >> reporter: the fiscal cliff law passed so quickly many in congress never realized it was full of special interest tax breaks, one of which allows auto racetrack owners to speed up their tax deductions. another tax writeoff goes to hollywood, a $20 million break any time a t.v. show or movie is shot in an economically depressed area of the united states. there's a subsidy for rum made in puerto rico. a tax break if you train a mine rescue worker, and a tax credit for every kilowatt of electricity produced by the wind. all told, a fiscal cliff law designed to reduce the deficit added $74 billion in spending through changes in the tax law. do you consider this pork? >> oh, absolutely. this was filled with pork. >> reporter: republican congressman darrell issa, who voted no on the bill, says many house members felt blindsided by tax breaks that were never publicly debated. >> and it's pork particularly because they couldn't get these through any other way except by throwing them into a bill like this. >> reporter: but supporters of the tax provision say they w
the local law makers to make sure that cybill unions do not come to illinois. the church is weighing in with no time to waste. pastor's published in this letter in the sunday bulletin cardinal george encourage people to stop the civil union movement the cardinal once catholic followers and people like state senator heather's dane who is behind the bill. it makes sure that all people are treated the same under our law, civil rights advocate anthony martinez is 100 percent behind the fair marriage act a brave step for marriage. to be able to afford that relationship recognition to couples that have been in relationships for decades in the letter from the archdiocese cardinal georgia and others vehemently opposes changing laws and he says marriage comes to us from nature. the state has no power to create something that nature itself tells us is impossible. tonight catholics leading holy name cathedral some of them are deciding what their role will be now that the church is asking them to jump into action. i am very much with the cardinal on this issue. i. overall agree with what the ch
no people were injured. gregg: yeah, there you go. heather: with the new year comes more than 200 new laws going on the books and trace will be back with that and a breakdown for us. gregg: just when you thought it was over, new warnings of another little storm heading for the storm-ravaged northeast. we'll get a live report in minutes. heather: and new controversy over a move by russia's president that critics say is playing politics with the lives of orphans. what it could mean for americans who want to adopt overseas. our legal panel debates. i greg: welcome back. jenna: a fox extreme weather alert. this is no system bringing heavy wind and rain and snow to the northeast for dumping as much as 1.5 feet of snow on new york and pennsylvania. after devastating parts of the golf coast with tornadoes speak to the system is moving slowly north. but don't put away the snow shovels yet. there is another storm on the way. jenna: maria molina joins us with the very latest. reporter: you guys are right. we have another snow system that will dump a lot more snow over the northeast, and it actually
important than ever to be aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving. >> reporter: so law enforcement will be cracking down on drunk drivers. starting tonight through new year's day. police agencies including redwood city will have dui checkpoints. they estimate they will view about 15,000 cars. chp officers will have have maximum holiday enforcement. just over christmas alone they made 1,170 dui arrests. meanwhile today senator jerry hill introduced senate bill 55 targeting repeat offenders. it would require ignition interlock devices for drivers with more than one dui conviction. >> we have tried increasing fines. we have tried to revoke licenses to deter those chronic offenders. but we need to do more to save lives. >> reporter: a person would blow into a device before starting his car. if there's alcohol on his breath, it won't start. >> can they go around it? yes. but we're hoping that people would actually be more cautious if not for themselves then for other people they may kill on the road. >> reporter: these are required in many other states including new mexico,
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is family. his son-in-law is saying the 58-year-old is in stable condition. chavez has not been seen in weeks and the government has reportedly described his condition as delicate. >>> 2012 saw gas prices hit their highest average ever, according to aaa. the average price last year was $3.60, that's nine cents higher than 2011. hurricanes, refinery outages, and tensions in the middle east all contributed to the rising prices. >>> this is a great excuse to watch bowl games today. storm system moving east bringing rain from texas through the southeast into the mid-atlantic states, there could also be a rain/snow mix from northern virginia to southern ohio. >>> and how about this for a new year's resolution, an australian cup until their 60s plans to run, get this, a marathon a day for every day of 2013, that works out to more than 9,300 miles. the couple plans to raise money for various charities and promote a healthy lifestyle, living on raw fruits and vegetables. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is spending new year's day in the hospital. the news broke late yesterday. the bloo
as the most unproductive in 60 years, only 219 bills have been passed and has become law compared to 380 bills passed by the last congress, 460 by the one before that. >>> despite that terrible record president obama has signed an executive order giving returning members of congress a 1% raise. >>> and the senate did put in some extra work hours last night but there was some glumbling. one senator said quote this is definitely not a kunbaya moment. >>> now for a look at your new year's eve weather let's turn to bill karins. happy new year's eve morning. >> big day, right? >> it is. going to be a cold one. >> maybe not for i but for everyone it's a cold. a little bit of snow to talk about. no big blockbuster snowstorms. the cold air is the story. easily be the coldest week of the winter season. areas in white winter weather advisories from new mexico, north texas, panhandle of oklahoma across kansas, missouri, southern indiana and illinois this is where light snow is heading your way. winter weather advisory means slippery travel but not a blockbuster event and cancel your events. travel with
new laws. good morning on this first day of january and a happy wonderful new year to you all. i'm bill karins. it's up to the house. they're expected to take up a senate measure approved just hours after midnight aimed at halting an enormous tax hike for all but the wealthiest of americans from taking effect. 89 in favor, 8 no-votes coming from three democrats and five republicans. nbc's steve handelsman has the latest details from capitol hill. good morning and happy new year to you. >> reporter: bill, thanks, good morning on capitol hill. members of both political parties who badly want these middle class taxes rolled back fa fast, "what the senate did this morning makes it easier for house republicans to follow suit. it was a rare bipartisan vote, 89-8. two hours after america went off the fiscal cliff, vice president biden came to the capitol to sell the fix he worked out with gop leader mitch mcconnell to spoke for senate republicans. >> we don't think taxes should be going up on anyone. but we all knew if we did nothing, they'd be going up on everyone. >> reporter: the sen
the healthcare laws, when they change the banking laws. in our fund investors don't have to worry about the rules being changed for an industry because we're trying to sidestep that. > > how do you plan to utilize this so-called "fiscal cliff" and possibly make money with your fund? > > the goal of the fund is to allow people to get most of the return of the s&p while taking half the risk, and right now we have a quarter of the correlation with the market. so, this is an ideal time to invest in the fund. when congress comes back into its lame-duck session, we will be flat when they are in session. but there's a lot of risk in this lame-duck session. the fiscal cliff is not resolved, i don't think it's going to be resolved during the lame-duck session. asia seems to have economic slowing problems, and maybe a little saber rattling - the same for the mideast. it's really kind of a dangerous time in the market, and this is a fund that is unusually low- volatility, low beta fund, so it's a place where you can get some relative safety. > > eric singer. thanks for joining us today. > > thank you. we ar
up holds the president's health care reform law. >> few could have imagined the deciding vote was cast by the chief justice himself. conservatives stunned. liberals perplexed, but thrilled. forging ahead, the roberts court takes on same sex marriage. number nine, yahoo! ceo marissa meyer, at 37, head of a major tech company, a ceo in a male-dominated field, pregnant. it's the baby part that became problematic, shall we say, when meyer decided to take just a couple of weeks for martin leave. the mommy blogosphere went nuts. what message was she sending by not staying home with her baby. >> number eight, south korean rapper, psy. ♪ >> say what you want, his lasso inspired dance style first discovered on youtube, had everyone going gangnam. and we mean everyone. >> the last one and then the -- >> he was riding high in 2012, star performer in the most watched youtube video of all time. ♪ >> number seven, republican presidential candidate mitt romney. >> this election is over, but our principles endure. >> romney ran on his impressive business credentials, but it was his multip
laws.. this is where the people of america are.. this is where the people of illinois are. citing the presidents stance, the white house said 'were the president still in the illinois state legislatuire, he would support this measure that would treat all illinois couples equally.' but conservative chicago democrat, represenative joe lyons, says the presidents view wont change his vote against the marriage bill... telling wgn by phone 'when he was in the state senate, president obama voted present on any controversial bill that came up.' that sentiment is echoed by other conservatives in the state, including the chicago catholic archdiocese and the thomas more society. the president is entitled to his opinion. he is only one voter. >>the bills author says the bill strikes a balance protecting churches from having to consecrate marriages it wishes not to... yet affords couples equal marriage rights under the law. the velocity of public opinion is changing so rapidly that i think were all surprised at how this is happening but in every corner of the state of illinois from chicago
at the many big stories of 2012. and some of the new laws that go into effect when the clock strikes midnight. if you are watching us its new year's eve a look at how the rest of chicago is ringing in the new year. >> they know how to do new year's eve fireworks in hong kong a fantastic display as they bring in 2013 in the far east. the skyline lighting up certainly one of the biggest plays seen all around the world tonight. the countdown followed by a spectacular fireworks show. the celebration in dubai. fireworks shooting up 2,717 ft., that is 1,000 ft. taller than the willis tower. you were looking at it pitcher from times square in new york city where it in less than two hours the ball will dropa photograph from times square in new york city, the doors opened not too long ago at navy pier people are celebrating in a lot of different ways early on so from party favors two-party cure-alls and penny faris here's a glimpse at how chicago at navy pier 7:00 p.m., not midnight may for new year's celebration on the early side onlooker's agree it's never too early to start their new year's reso
father-in-law died inherited three slaves. the first lady's great great grandmother and she ended up in a rough rural community in georgia, the vast majority of people were not slave voters, white men worked the fields along the slaves they own if they owned annie and it was quite a different experience than the one we often think about. >> it was quite a different experience and i really enjoyed reading about the people of that day, how she worked the fields and the men who owned her worked the fields. i know that you were not able to determine the relationship between millvinia and the men who owned her. and i also know, code of silence. she never talked about it and her descendants never talked about it. i noticed the same thing in her own family and other families as well. it is about wilkerson who wrote about the great migration, the same code of silence in her family. what is up with that code of silence? >> this is a painful chapter of american history for many families. so i think at the time, people knew. it would have been very clear to people. the people i met and intervie
can't just follow laws willy-nilly. >> stephanie: i'm a wild one. come and get me. you'll never take me alive copper. >> i imagine you sharing stories, what are you in for? dog off the leash. >> stephanie: you have to hear this story. travis, you know the whole story. i got this thing -- it is like a traffic ticket. >> i've been trying to fix this ticket for a month. >> stephanie: two of my best friends are lawyers. they're like why don't you just give this to me. travis isn't a lawyer. you're associate producer. i don't know. help me. how do i -- >> travis is great at booking guests. he's not all that great at getting you out of jail. >> she didn't pay you to go to law school. >> stephanie: because i figure you can pay it by mail. like a traffic ticket. >> go on vacation. i call and i get to somebody at the courthouse. oh, she needs to come in or they're going to issue a bench warrant. >> stephanie: apparently a lot of people who have to go there don't have producers to take care of things f
lawmakers to do so with a little less trauma. no word yet on when a new law will be signed. he has left to return to his vacation in hawaii. victims of superstorm sandy will have to wait for the next session of congress to see if they'll get billions of dollars in federal aid. the house adjourned without voting on the 60-billion dollar relief legislation. the senate had already passed the bill. but with new members of congress being sworn in this month, the whole process will have to begin again. lawmakers say negotiations over the fiscal cliff took too long and didn't leave time to debate sandy relief. good afternoon. the lieutenant governor of the event she says as a former professor she is so happy to see what she calls the movement of history in this area. she is urging residents statewide to support illinois and become the 10th state to legalize gay marriage. as well as jesse tyler ferguson from the hit show modern family. they can to say that we are more alike than we are different. we should not wait for the quality and illinois. it could be a for a full vote tomorrow. a new set
was educated at yale university and yale law school and immediately entered the navy where he received the purple heart for his service in the pacific theater. the awful immediacy of his war experiences made him a man who was dedicated to making every feasible effort to achieve peace. after he was discharged at the end of war, he worked as "newsweek" magazine, and in that job came into contact with joseph kennedy sr. who asked him to manage the merchandise mart in chicago. during those chicago years, he married the boss' daughter, eunice, in 1953 and chaired the chicago school board and the catholic interracial council as a supporter of desegregation of the city's schools. shriver's prominence in the commercial and social life of the state soon led to interest on the part of the political leaders to nominate him for governor of illinois. but by then his brother-in-law, john kennedy, was running for president. shriver served as kennedy's chair for illinois and also headed the campaign's civil rights division. in that capacity late in the campaign, he convinced kennedy to telephone coret
of new laws. since you need to know, we're going to tell you where you can no longer let pigs loose or sell a shark fin. some of those unusual -- >> about here in the studio? i thought they banned that years ago. >> figuratively. >> we have in fact gone over the fiscal cliff. but lawmakers are working through the night on a deal to cancel the tax increases and spending cuts before they take effect. >> top republican leaders in the house say they'll vote on the agreement soon, and it could be on the president's desk in a day or two. we're now joined by karen travers in washington. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning. it's after midnight and while we technically have gone over the fiscal cliff, some last minute arm twisting and negotiations may have provided a parachute. don't start popping the champagne just yet. after days of intense negotiations, the white house and senate republicans reached a deal. vice president biden went up to capitol hill to sell it to senate democrats. >> do you have a deal? >> happy new year. >> reporter: biden swooped in at the 11th hour to hammer out a w
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